Giovanni Bassano-Ricercate 1585 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Maggini ca.1600, Bow Antonino Airenti 2012)ar At the desk. Sunday morning, the morning activity around me. Bassano takes me through the divisions, and an early Venetian copy of Boiardo for counterpoint.
David Matthews-Composition, transcription, transgression! Peter Sheppard Sk?rved (October 21st 2015) Any musician lucky enough to collaborate with composers over an extended period of time will know, that the recurring topic in discussion and ‘musicking’, is the work of other composers. This is not, on the surface, surprising. In conversation, particularly conversation which we desire to […]
Edward Cowie-Quartets 3, 4 & 5 From where I sit, a player’s point of view Peter Sheppard Skaerved (9/11/15) From the very first moment, in our very first rehearsal of Edward Cowie’s quartets, it was clear that this is unique quartet music. In performance, his players must counterpoint constant control of idea, of narrative, and […]
From the Old Notebooks II: September 1990
And so I come to Friday evening, and gratefully reach home after a ridiculously interesting, stimulating week, filled with astonishing collaborators/friends, wonderful conversations, ideas and inspiration at every turn. In the past four days however, these have acquired a tighter focus, that of artistic ownership, and the fine line between freedom and intrusion. Where to begin? […]
Recording David Matthews-Outtakes-22 10 15 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Girolamo Amati 1629) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury Paganini Fantasia [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Paganini Fantasy is a Liszt-ean ‘paraphrase’ on the Paganini’s 2nd violin Concerto, preserving something of the feeling of an extended orchestral ‘tutti’ followed by a concertante […]